COMHBHRÓN: Condolences to Pat Brosnahan, Devon Road on the death of his brother John who died on February 2 in Oradell, New Jersey, USA. He was aged 77 and had been in the States since 1958. He served in the U.S. Air Force. His funeral mass takes place on Friday in Oradell, New Jersey. Jon is survived by his wife Lorraine, sons Michael and Kevin and daughter Susan, brothers Michael, Mossie, Pat, Danny and sister Julie. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: The feast of St. Blaise was commemorated with the blessing of the throats at the end of mass on Saturday evening and on Sunday last. The daily mass times in the local church this week are as follows, Monday and Friday at 6.30pm,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30pm and at 11.00am on Saturday. The anniversary mass for the late John Harnett took place on Saturday evening and for Pat Joe Browne on Sunday. The anniversary mass for Mary and Joe Collins will be on Sunday next . Beannacht Dé ar a n-anamnacha.
COMHALTAS: The traditional singing classes take place on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm and new pupils are always welcome. Our local craobh qualifiers are looking forward to the Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh at Cappamore on February 17. The local craobh will be hosting the Munster Adjudicators Training Course at the Devon Inn Hotel on February 23-24. There has been big demand for places and the course was filled by the closing date on Sunday last. There will be a music session as part of the weekend on the Saturday night and there will be a céad míle fáilte for everybody. Other musicians are invited to come along and join in the session. The course participants are drawn from all Munster counties. Lixnaw Comhaltas caobh is hosting its annual Féile Feabhra Féile Cheoil on this coming weekend with workshops on the Saturday, a concert on that night and music, singing and comhrá competitions starting at 2.00pm on the Sunday. The competitions are confined to those who have not won prizes at Co. Fleadh or Ceol an Gheimhridh on the particular instrument or singing. Further information available from 066 7132462.
PROGRESS: Good progress is being made in the final stages of the work on Halla Inse Bhán and it is hoped that this will be completed in the near future. The committee is most grateful for the donations received to date from parishioners and others towards the cost of the complete refurbishment of the building and also those who have generously given loans so as to enable work to continue. Further finance is required and donations would be very much appreciated.
DESERVING CAUSE: The annual fund raising céilí in aid of Chernobyl Children International will take place at the Devon Inn Hotel on this Friday, February 8th, tosnú 9.30pm. Music will be supplied by Taylors Cross Céilí band. It is always a most enjoyable night and a very deserving cause.
WEST LIMERICK RESOURCES: West Limerick Resources is holding a series of public meetings to highlight the potential impact of recent proposed changes by the government which could put the future existence of the local and community development company into question. The independent not for profit company is asking all members of the local community to attend one of its upcoming meetings to find out more and support its efforts to have the community’s voice heard in discussions on how these proposals are to be implemented. Meetings are scheduled to take place in the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale on Thursday, February 7th and Rathkeale Community Centre on February 11th. Both commence at 7.30pm. A final meeting will take place in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West at 8pm on February 13th. All are welcome.